There are 4 ways to get from Nagoya to Kanazawa by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Nagoya to Kanazawa Ltd Exp Shirasagi

$55 - $70

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Bus  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Kanazawa

$38

2 alternative options

Train via Maibara  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Nagoya to Maibara Shinkansen Kodama / ...
  2. Take the train from Maibara to Kanazawa Ltd Exp Shirasagi

$66 - $89

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa 152.8 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Nagoya to Kanazawa is to drive which costs ¥2900 - ¥4200 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nagoya to Kanazawa is to drive which costs ¥2900 - ¥4200 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Meitetsu Nagoya and arriving at Kanazawa. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nagoya and arriving at Kanazawa. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

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The distance between Nagoya and Kanazawa is 160 km. The road distance is 244.4 km.

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The best way to get from Nagoya to Kanazawa without a car is to train which takes 2 h 59 min and costs ¥6000 - ¥8000.

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The train from Nagoya to Kanazawa takes 2 h 59 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Nagoya to Kanazawa bus services, operated by Meitetsu Bus, depart from Meitetsu Nagoya station.

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Map of how to get from Nagoya to Kanazawa.
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  • Distance: 99.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 59 min

What companies run services between Nagoya, Japan and Kanazawa, Japan?

Japan Railways Limited Express operates a train from Nagoya to Kanazawa every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 59 min. Alternatively, Meitetsu Bus operates a bus from Nagoya to Kanazawa 4 times a day. Tickets cost $38 and the journey takes 4 h 3 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Maibara to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp

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